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Promising

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Forrester Research full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

New sales leaders have provided new direction, strategy and energy into the salesforce
Products and services and highly respected in the industry
Senior leadership seems humble about past mistakes
The events have been upgraded both in terms of content and style
Dramatic increase in interest from the market in working here

Cons

Some legacy employees still affected by past two years of underperformance

Advice to Management

Keep making changes that are based on input from clients and field personnel versus the boardroom.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fast moving company with smart people and fun culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Forrester Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is interesting and focuses on cutting edge, industry leading ideas
    Employees are very smart, hard-working, and enthusiastic; and the culture is supportive and collaborative
    There is openness to telework and schedule flexibility
    There is an established history and focus on growing and advancing people within the company, and encouraging employees to move between different parts of the business.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains to move to a more efficient, process oriented, scalable way of doing business. In the past, we've been challenged by attempts to implement too much change too quickly, though that issue has been recognized and better addressed by management in the last 6-12 months.


  2. Helpful (2)

    hard work, but low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Forrester Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand, although deteriorating
    Some very helpful people who really want to help the customer
    Lots of products/services to sell if you sell to vendors and vendors actually want to buy form Forrester - much easier to be successful
    good benefits - especially if you are in Cambridge - but good overall

    Cons

    below average pay in sales for the complexity and skill you need to do the job
    incomprehensibly complex for no good reason
    very little courage displayed by management - but plenty of rules
    a lot of STICK and not much carrot
    legacy "loyalists" get promoted regardless of leadership traits
    800 lb Gorilla of a competitor
    lots and lots of finger pointing and butt kissing, not a lot of courage


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